Major Life Influence #2: Moving to Vermont at 16


This is the second of a five-post series of major life influences. See here for where it all began, and here for the first major influence. The second major life influence was when my family left the Philadelphia area and moved to rural Vermont the summer I turned 16. We had only discovered Vermont a year … Continue reading Major Life Influence #2: Moving to Vermont at 16

Throwback Thursday – Highlights from 1993


For today's Throwback Thursday, we'll take a little stroll back to 1993 by cracking open the pages of my padded, tropically-festooned journal. I was 12 when I transcribed the following: January 31, 1993 (talking about a youth weekend I had just been to) ... on the way back from lunch we had a snowball fight and were … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Highlights from 1993

Throwback Thursday – Thanksgiving 1991


Happy Thanksgiving!! I hope all of you reading this are having a lovely day with the people you care about most. Here's a little flashback to 1991, when we lived in PA and always had a bunch of people over for Thanksgiving dinners. But I didn't really describe much of that here.  What was I … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Thanksgiving 1991

Color Me, Don’t Color Me


The year is 1991. Kids really do wear their hair in aqua-net-encased creations of spiked mullets and towering bangs (the grunge wave has not yet reached our suburban landscape). My personal soundtrack consists of anything REM, the Bryan Adams' single "Everything I Do", and Disney's Little Mermaid soundtrack. I think I am turning out to … Continue reading Color Me, Don’t Color Me